REAL SNOWMASS WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Adam and Jennifer’s Intimate Destination Wedding0
Wedding Date: 07/01/2016
Bride and Groom: Jennifer Hassett and Adam Peters
Where did you have your ceremony?
Aspen Wedding Deck
How did you decide on this location?
We were in Aspen for New Years Eve and fell in love with the view from the top of Aspen Mountain so we did some research, found the gorgeous wedding deck and inquired about dates. They had two available dates left in the summer, one of which happened to be the day we got engaged so it was an easy decision!
Where did you have your reception?
Viceroy Snowmass Village
How did you decide on Viceroy Snowmass Village for your reception?
We wanted to go a less traditional route and have a small, intimate dinner party following our wedding ceremony. We went to visit the Viceroy Snowmass and saw Eight K and knew that was what we wanted. The private area of the restaurants had the exact look and feel we wanted. It could only only accommodate 54 people so that kept us in line when it was time to make the guest list.
Where did you have book your accommodations?
Viceroy Snowmass Village, The Westin and The Stonebridge Inn
What was the mood at your wedding?
Happy, celebratory, fun and intimate!
What is your best memory?
The ceremony. It was raining that morning and I was so worried people wouldn’t be able to appreciate the beautiful view from the mountain top but luckily the clouds parted for the ceremony and gave us the most beautiful backdrop. Walking down the aisle with my Dad and seeing Adam’s face for the first time that day was the best moment of my life.
Jennifer Hassett, Do you have any advice for a bride planning a destination wedding?
Do what makes you happy. It’s impossible to pick a location that will please everyone and at the end of the day it’s about you and your partner – make it exactly what you want and enjoy every second of it! The best part about having a destination wedding is that most people stay a couple of days so you get bonus time with all of your favorite people.
Do you have any additional thoughts to share with us on having a destination wedding?
I’m from New York and Adam is from the San Francisco Bay area so choosing a location while keeping our friends and families in mind was not the easiest task. After much back and forth on which coast we should get married on, we decided to have it in the state we now call home. Once we decided on Colorado we know we wanted it to be in Aspen. Most of our friends and family had never been and it’s such a special place we knew everyone would love it.
Aspen and Snowmass Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Aspen Wedding Deck
Reception Venue: Viceroy Snowmass Village
Photographer: Robin Proctor Photography
Wedding Planner: Marcy Kneiper at Little Nell for Day of Coordination
Wedding Officiant: Rev. Jill Pidcock
Florist: Carolyn’s Flowers
Hair/Makeup: Full Circle Salon/Christine Morris
Transportation: Shuttle buses provided by Viceroy.
Welcome Reception: Ricard Brasserie in Snowmass Village
After Wedding Party: Eric’s Bar, Aspen